Charles Rennie Mackintosh:
Glass Vase "Violas" with Gold Décor

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh:
Glass Vase "Violas" with Gold Décor

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Glass | Gold decor | Format 16 x 8,5 x 8,5 cm (H/W/D) | Handwash recommended

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Glass Vase "Violas" with Gold Décor

The color and shape sensitive watercolor studies of the wild pansy show the empathic bondage of the Scottish artist with nature. As an architect, designer, and painter, Charles R. Mackintosh (1868-1928) is regarded as an important forerunner of modern art.

Glass vase with real gold decoration. Hand-wash recommended. Format 16 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm (H / W / D).

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The architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh is regarded as one of the founders of Scottish Art Nouveau representatives and has spent life in a search for "true, modern, individual art".

Born in 1868 in Glasgow, Scotland, Mackintosh studied at the Glasgow School of Art, but also worked as a draftsman in an architectural company. His first designs show a clear rejection of historicism. Curvy, gracefully shaped grids adorn the first tea room he designed. Participation in the London Arts and Crafts exhibition helped him to gain recognition far beyond Scotland. His sense of volume and geometry of the line gave new impetus to the predominantly French Art Nouveau style
His buildings are usually clearly designed and form in their unity of plastic elements and windows a balanced unity. Mackintosh is therefore also an important forerunner of the functional and rational architectural concept of the 20th century. His designs in the field of craftsmanship with the houses and interiors built by him achieve unique overall impression. No other artist of his time was able to combine rational and expressive elements in such a fascinating way.
On December 10, 1928, Mackintosh died in London.

Art Nouveau, known as Jugendstil in Germany, is a term for the art in 1890-1910. The name originates from the Munich-based magazine "Jugend" (Youth) founded in 1896. Internationally, the style is known as Art Nouveau (France), Modern Style (England) or Secession (Austria).

The Art Nouveau conquered all of Europe and there were created countless objects whose spectrum ranges from painting, applied arts to architecture. The Art Nouveau requirement was the artistic creation of everyday objects, that is beauty and practicality should be combined with each other. The desired unit of the artistic ability could only be achieved by individually expressed design, which allowed Art Nouveau to become an early stage of modernity. The essential characteristic of the Art Nouveau is a linear, often asymmetrical ornamentation whose models are to be found particularly in nature and flora.

Major Art Nouveau centers were formed in Munich, Darmstadt, Brussels, Paris and Nancy (Glass Art by Emile Gallé). The Viennese architecture of that time was determined by Otto Wagner and J. Hoffmann. Gustav Klimt created paintings that gave sensual form to the spirit of the Art Nouveau.

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